Aug 25, 2016

Canadian Mounties allow officers to wear hijab

Canada’s national police force recently permitted its women officers to wear the hijab. The commissioner of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police recently approved the change in policy, allowing Muslim women to wear the garment, a veil that covers the head and chest, Public Safety ...

Canadian rock band The Tragically Hip holds final show

Aug 21, 2016

Canadian rock band The Tragically Hip holds final show

A delirious sold-out crowd and countless Canadians on live TV watched the final concert by rock band The Tragically Hip, whose lead singer and songwriter Gord Downie has been diagnosed with terminal brain cancer. The band, an indelible part of Canada’s national identity with ...

Canadian leader Trudeau marches in Montreal Pride parade

Aug 15, 2016

Canadian leader Trudeau marches in Montreal Pride parade

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau marched with thousands of people in Montreal’s annual Gay Pride parade Sunday, his third such appearance of the summer. Large crowds along the parade route greeted the youthful politician, whose popularity is soaring, as he walked through the city’s ...

Shirtless Trudeau becomes summer internet fascination

Aug 8, 2016

Shirtless Trudeau becomes summer internet fascination

Sightings of a shirtless Justin Trudeau are causing something of a stir across Canada and internationally this summer. The prime minister was most recently photographed shirtless while taking a break from surfing and simultaneously photo-bombing a couple getting married on a Tofino, British Columbia, ...

Japan routed twice as women's rugby makes Olympic debut

Aug 7, 2016

Japan routed twice as women's rugby makes Olympic debut

Japan’s hopes of winning a medal in the first Olympic women’s rugby sevens tournament all but vanished Saturday as the Sakura Sevens finished the opening day of competition at Deodoro Stadium with two big defeats to their name. On the day France’s Camille Grassineau ...